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Canadian Poker Pro Dies in Plane Crash

Tags: Norman Overdijk, plane crash, RIP.
Posted on 23 July 2015 by "T".

On Monday, it was reported that Canadian poker pro and 2011 CPT Player of that Year Norman Overdijk, 54, had died in an tragic accident on July 18th, 2015. According to PokerNews, Overdijk and a 26-year-old passenger crashed shortly after takeoff in a two-seater paraplane somwhere in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

Herald News reported that the ultralight aircraft failed to lift on takeoff and struck a rural mailbox before crashing into the side of a barn. Overdijk was pronounced dead at the scene while the other passenger was taken to hospital by helicopter with life-threatening injuries.

Overdijk had $121,952 in total live earnings. His best cash was a 5th place finish for $23,854 in the 2011 British Columbia Poker Championships Richmond High Roller. His last cash was a 10th place finish for $1,790 in Charlottetown's PEI Poker Challenge on June 12th.

RIP

 


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7 comments for "Canadian Poker Pro Dies in Plane Crash"

 bowie198410/09/2015 01:16:05 GMT
Never ever heard of him in my life - and I am probably not alone with this fact, but this is such and unfortunate and stupid way of dying I cannot even begin...
Altough if he's been killed in a car accident that would not even become a news article I guess.
 demodawggy10/09/2015 02:28:17 GMT

... Big Smile< He was a Snow Plow operator...! Thumbs Up

... Big Smile< I can tell,...because the VERY LAST thing the man did before leaving for the big snow drift in the sky,...was to clip off somebody's mailbox...!

... Big Smile< They have little mail box decals on their driver's door on the plow to tell others how many kills they have...just like on the sides of WWI and WWII fighter planes... Tongue
 Heskor10/09/2015 15:35:33 GMT
Damn it is sad but when it is popular people it gets to the news, anyway sad for him rest in peace and hope you go to Paradise and all, anyway peace out sad news but what can you do life goes on and so all, now im going off to place some bets, just rested and bath and back with energy and ready to rock and roll, cheers good luck guys have fun at the tables hope you do well and make a lot of money cheers peace out good luck!
 klash2310/09/2015 17:37:05 GMT
I am with Bowie on this as I had not seen or heard of him before but he was probably more well known in Canada.There seems to be quite a lot of plane crashes lately and I suppose in the rural parts of Canada using a small plane to get around is pretty normal.
 Skpmorita10/09/2015 18:50:15 GMT
sad news indeed
these small planes are a mystery to me
always you hear these kind of news
there must be restrictions to whoever fly and they should do mechanical checks daily
and also the other guy just 26 years old .. may help his family pass this hard time
like everyone said never heard of him but i guess the way he died was news worthy
 bowie198411/09/2015 02:15:20 GMT
Posted by klash23:
I am with Bowie on this as I had not seen or heard of him before but he was probably more well known in Canada.There seems to be quite a lot of plane crashes lately and I suppose in the rural parts of Canada using a small plane to get around is pretty normal.

Ever since I started to watch 'Flying Wild Alaska' I am kinda scared getting on a plane whenever is snowing out there.
 klash2311/09/2015 19:53:30 GMT
I think if you live hundreds of miles from anywhere in the wilderness of Canada then unless you want to be spending hours travelling then a small plane is ideal.Maybe they should just make getting a plane license a little more stricter. Smile

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